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#1 Heidescoper

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:47 AM

hi all,
last night I observed with my 195/802mm Dobson.
V 36x and 47x.

3.5.13, 21:05 UT

Bye
Christian

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#2 niteskystargazer

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:04 PM

Christian,

Very good sketch of Comet PanSTARRS May 3rd :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:43 PM

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Lovely sketch!!!!

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:52 PM

A sketch from the same day with my 12 inch dob at 48x. I could detect the strong syndyne which can be seen in mey photographs.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:20 PM

Hello Germany ...
Superb sketches and good technic ! I dream to have your kind of telescops !
The details are very well done, thank you to share ! Michel

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:23 PM

Christian and Uwe,

Very fine captures of PanSTARRS.
I am hoping to get another sketching opportunity soon on this target.

Frank :)

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:18 AM

Judging these two fine sketches, Pan-STARRS is still a beauty for the eye!

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:09 AM

Superb drawings. Both are very very good,


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:27 AM

Excellent sketches, thanks for the views. I compared your sketches to an image of Panstarrs I took a few hours later and they are both very accurate.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:32 AM

A sketch from the same day with my 12 inch dob at 48x. I could detect the strong syndyne which can be seen in mey photographs.


Can you explain what syndyne means? :question: Thanks for the info.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:04 PM

A syndyne is a streamer which results from excess of dust particles of a particular size. The syndyne at the left side in my sketch in PanSTARRS was created by particles in the 10┬Ám range.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:54 AM

Stunning drawing, Christian! Judging by your work I really have to revisit this comet asap. Also yours is a real beauty, Uwe!

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:26 AM

Uwe,

Good sketch of Comet PanSTARRS :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:13 AM

beautiful drawings both, I didn't know PanSTARRS was still putting on such a show now!

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

Very NICE!
That is my favorite Media to draw with, White chalk on Black paper.
I'd like to see more of your work..
Larry

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:11 PM

A sketch from the same day with my 12 inch dob at 48x. I could detect the strong syndyne which can be seen in mey photographs.


Christian and Uwe
(Uwe, are your photos posted here somewhere?- thanks for any info and links)

Thanks to the both of you for encouraging us to still take a look at Comet Pan STARRS. I thought by now that it was no longer worth observing after only photographing it through a 135mm camera lens piggy-backed to guide with my 5" Cassegrain a month ago. Now you two have me wanting to sketch other things again! *Under the photo link here, when at site entrance, click ("Large" or "Original" size) for sizes available under front page image just below Camera Specifications. *[Yellow text shows small, medium, large, original image sizes to select.] Mark Seibold Pan STARS photo image in DP Review - 63 seconds Piggy-back-track...

Just when I sat out last night for two hours with balmy weather here now in Portland to start a large Saturn sketch, but gave up due to mediocre seeing conditions. So I allowed two police officers to observe Saturn's rings instead. They had never seen the planet in a telescope.

I look forward to seeing your next observations and sketches.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

Yes ! this is very similar to my observation of the comet this weekend. Very good drawing Christian !

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:14 PM

> (Uwe, are your photos posted here somewhere

I don't photograph for myself. But or German comets' group has the world largest archive of comets' photographs (I believe). A good starting point for digging there could be
http://kometen.fg-vds.de/bildere.htm (current comets)
or
http://kometen.fg-vd...cometlist_e.htm (nearly all comets, except some scans from paper photographs).


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:15 AM

Good sketch guys. Beautiful.

Like the others, I didn't it still visible. What a bummer, I was in a yellow zone saturday night observing with severyal other peoples and nobody mentionned about Panstarrs. Grrrrrr. I missed that.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

Yes Andrev

The online sites have many star charts but I'll be darned if I can find a chart that shows the continuous comets path with dates into May. I just found one that shows only up to May 1st putting Pan STARRS as leaving Cassiopeia and now just west of central circumpolar Cepheus and I figured as darn near crossing Polaris in a few more days. So it is an all night object and no longer just early evening or early morning. > http://www.astronomy...6a-4f968df5120b

Isn't it just like the internet- you do a search and everything comes up from the past like Mars Hoax news- Mars will be as big as the full moon in August (2003) still comes up.

"When things begin to fade in the cosmos, only serious astronomers are still looking where others think there is nothing." - M2013

If someone can indicate a current star chart that shows Pan STARRS path into May 2013, thank you. :cool:

-Mark

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:11 PM

Hello Mark
I use often this website : http://cometchasing.skyhound.com/
A new version is issued once a month
The PanStarrs chart for 8-23 may is here, in PDF: http://cometchasing....ets/2011_L4.pdf

Hope this helps

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:36 PM

> indicate a current star chart that shows Pan STARRS path into May 2013

Please look here (page is in German):
http://www.ki.tng.de...en/aktuell.html






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